In 1999 Sarah Fenton won the Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (London) with her business, Scarlett Jewellery. We caught up with her to find out more about her entrepreneurial journey…
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Simon was a Southern Gala Finalist in 2007, and won an award for his business, Fluvial Innovations Ltd. They are now the leading provider of temporary flood barriers in the UK. We caught up with Simon to see how the business is doing.
The steam engine. The internet. Britain has a long history of inventing brilliant new technologies, processes and designs, but how do we make sure they become successful, money-and-job-creating products, companies and industries?
Winning the Award meant so much to me, not only did it provide me with vital funding but it gave me a real confidence boost. I have found a workshop, designed my website and taken a very large order. The publicity that was generated meant people heard about my work, my current commission found me through an article about the win. Winning the Award has made a massive difference to my future, I don't know whether I could have set up without it! I'd highly recommend it to everyone.